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Game Thread #98: Nationals (42-54) Brewers (44-53)

If you had told me in March that the Brewers would only be a game and a half better than the Nationals at this point in the season, I would not have been happy.

Current Series

3 game series vs Nationals @ Miller Park

Washington Nationals
@ Milwaukee Brewers

Friday, Jul 23, 2010, 7:10 PM CDT
Miller Park

Craig Stammen vs Chris Narveson

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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Follow the jump for tonight's lineup, pitching matchup and more.

Chris Narveson (5.83 ERA, 4.73 FIP):

Craig Stammen (5.50 ERA, 4.31 FIP):

Lineup, via the Brewers on Facebook:

Rickie Weeks 2B
Corey Hart RF
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder 1B
Casey McGehee 3B
Jonathan Lucroy C
Carlos Gomez CF
Alcides Escobar SS
Chris Narveson P

And in the bullpen:

Todd Coffey pitched .2 innings (22 pitches) last night.
John Axford pitched 1.2 innings (19 pitches) last night.
Chris Capuano pitched .2 innings (6 pitches) last night.
Kameron Loe
pitched 1 inning (19 pitches) Wednesday.
David Riske pitched 1.1 innings (31 pitches) Wednesday.
Carlos Villanueva pitched 1.2 innings (44 pitches) Tuesday.
Trevor Hoffman pitched 1 inning (17 pitches) Tuesday.
Zach Braddock pitched 1 inning (16 pitches) Monday, and has been held out with an unknown physical issue.

Enjoy the game!